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Testing my PODHD500 VS Zoom H6 as interfaces Audio Interfaces
Old 24th April 2017
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Testing my PODHD500 VS Zoom H6 as interfaces

I was wondering on how can I test the capabilities of these two devices in different scenarios and compare to one another.

I use cubase 8.5 and adobe audition - and would like too see which of the devices will behave and operate best .

There are two aspects : Latency , and also processing capabilities , I gues latency can be measured some how easily , but testing workload and trying to get measurable results is under question mark for me.

I found this post :
Audio Interface - Low Latency Performance Data Base

but would need more info .

BTW - I know both are not the most suitable for the task , but I have a saffire 6 usb , look at the latency performance database , the saffire 6 is at the bottom .
Its drivers are **** , to the point I'm better off with using one of the above temporarily lol .

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Old 24th April 2017
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You found the right thread (Tafkat's Latency Database). I'm pretty sure he describes the testing methods and required software somewhere in that thread. Besides the software you have to do a loopback test. Although Zoom has been making great drivers for their audio interfaces I'm not sure about their handheld recorders. I once had a Line 6 Gear Box which was a decent DI for their software as long as you monitored direct but other than that the latency was awful. If I were you I would sell all that stuff and pickup a Zoom UAC-2. It's fairly cheap ($250.00) and sounds great and has latency figures to rival RME. Much better than the Scarlett.
Old 24th April 2017
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You found the right thread (Tafkat's Latency Database). I'm pretty sure he describes the testing methods and required software somewhere in that thread. Besides the software you have to do a loopback test. Although Zoom has been making great drivers for their audio interfaces I'm not sure about their handheld recorders. I once had a Line 6 Gear Box which was a decent DI for their software as long as you monitored direct but other than that the latency was awful. If I were you I would sell all that stuff and pickup a Zoom UAC-2. It's fairly cheap ($250.00) and sounds great and has latency figures to rival RME. Much better than the Scarlett.
Yea I'm saving for an RME , I don't want to trouble shoot becuase of glitchy drivers any time for the rest of my life .
Would take a punch for a while with the podhd500 probably , but i'm still interested in the zoom for some Video stuff -
the zoom h6 has a 'loop back' function that can stream back it's output into the PC and then I can screen capture my DAW and have sound coming , without trying to overcome it with any program
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